[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 19 (Thursday, January 29, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4912-4913]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-01679]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Commission To Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy 
Laboratories

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Commission to 
Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories 
(Commission). The Commission was created pursuant section 319 of the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law 113-76, and in 
accordance with the

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provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App. 2. This notice is provided in accordance with the Act.

DATES: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Hilton at Mark Center, Birch Conference Room, 5000 Seminary 
Road, Alexandria, VA 22311.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Gibson, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; telephone (202) 586-3787; email at: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Commission was established to provide advice to the 
Secretary on the Department's national laboratories. The Commission 
will review the DOE national laboratories for alignment with the 
Department's strategic priorities, clear and balanced missions, unique 
capabilities to meet current energy and national security challenges, 
appropriate size to meet the Department's energy and national security 
missions, and support of other Federal agencies. The Commission will 
also look for opportunities to more effectively and efficiently use the 
capabilities of the national laboratories and review the use of 
laboratory directed research and development (LDRD) to meet the 
Department's science, energy, and national security goals.
    Purpose of the Meeting: This meeting is the sixth meeting of the 
Commission.
    Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. on February 
24. The tentative meeting agenda includes discussion on the 
Commission's Upcoming Interim Report and DOE Laboratory Operations and 
Efficiencies. Key presenters will address and discuss these topics with 
comments from the public. The meeting will conclude at 3:30 p.m. The 
agenda along with possible schedule adjustments will be posted when 
finalized and in advance of the meeting on the Lab Commission Web site 
(http://energy.gov/labcommission/commission-review-effectiveness-national-energy-laboratories).
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. 
Individuals who would like to attend must RSVP to Karen Gibson no later 
than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015 at email: 
[email protected]. Please provide your name, organization, and contact 
information. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would 
like to offer comments and suggestions may do so at the end of the 
meeting. Approximately 30 minutes will be reserved for public comments. 
Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak 
but will not exceed five minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is 
empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the 
orderly conduct of business. Those wishing to speak should register to 
do so beginning at 10:00 a.m. on February 24.
    Those not able to attend the meeting or who have insufficient time 
to address the committee are invited to send a written statement to 
Karen Gibson, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington DC 20585, or to email at: [email protected].
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available on the 
Commission Web site at: http://energy.gov/labcommission.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 23, 2015.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-01679 Filed 1-28-15; 8:45 am]
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